At the notion that “Romney is a car guy”, words uttered by the GOP Vice Presidential nominee, Congressman Paul Ryan of his boss, was beyond laughable. So as if on command, Vice President Biden obliged. As a matter of fact, Biden laughed in the face of his opponent during the entire nationally televised debate.
Some viewers and many of cable tv’s chattering boxes tweeted during the entire debate in almost cautious disgust everything time a smile or chuckle exploded into the space that was beholden to Biden. The Obama campaign had to assure their base that they were still in the game so “likability” lost out and “domination” was the impossible mission of the night; Obama to Biden: “this is your mission, should you choose to accept it”.
Biden more than accepted the heavy lifting duty of the night, he took Obama and the campaign on his back and carried them from the sidelines as the home team was beginning to look a major championship loss in the face. Say what you will about Biden’s smirks and laughter, had he not effectively dispatched Congressman Ryan like a freshman in a college debate class, the story of the day would have steamrolled into the question of the week; “Can Obama Find A Path To Victory?” Instead, we’re talking about a laugh.
Of course, this was a great debate for both sides of the presidential ticket. Both Ryan and Biden accomplished what was required of them. Ryan needed to do know harm to the gains Romney created after his last debate in the previous week. Polls have shown Romney’s rise in every battleground state and some tightening just about all over the rest of the electoral map. Ryan had to preserve those gains by merely showing himself effective against the Vice President.
Ryan needed to be the Un-Palin for the GOP ticket this time around. Of course, not even Joe Biden wouldn’t miss out on an opportunity to infuse the former VP candidate Sarah Palin into his jabs lobbed at the Congressman. Biden added, “You know I heard the same death panel argument from Sarah Palin…it’s seems every vice presidential debate, I hear the same thing about panels”. Clearly, Biden’s attempt to associate this ticket with the last one that failed.
One of the exchanges of the night, of which I was certain would gain some traction, Biden unleashed a mantra that may prove effective on the stump for the Obama campaign because it defines more so, the publics disdain for the “do-nothing Congress”. Biden said, if they’d get out of the way, if they get out of the way and let us pass the tax cut for the middle class, make it permanent, if they get out of the way and pass the — pass the jobs bill, if they get out of the way and let us allow 14 million people who are struggling to stay in their homes because their mortgages are upside-down, but they never missed a mortgage payment — just get out of the way.
You would need nearly 10 articles to effectively address the news-rich Ryan-Biden debate, but know this, everything that was lacking in the first presidential debate with President Obama and Mitt Romney was on full blast last night. Crazy Joe got the job done as did Ryan. Democrats saw this race slipping away to what they thought was more of the same, in reference to the Bush era and republicans wanted to keep the pressure on full speed ahead, transforming themselves into the Dems light at the end of the tunnel. Unbeknownst the the Dems however, before Biden took to the stage with sword in hand, it was the GOP train barreling down towards them.
Instead of perpetual defeat for the Dems after only two debates, Obama’s “Forward” campaign slogan should be replaced with “Onward”. That’s my story and um sticking to it.
Moments ago a Pennsylvania Judge struck down the new Voter ID law which would have strengthened the requirements necessary to vote in the up coming November elections. News is still unfolding however, the Judge stated he didn’t see how the new law would not affect ten of thousands of voters in such a short time. He went on to say he found it difficult to see how residents of Pennsylvania would have the necessary time prior to the election to obtain all the documentation necessary to be allowed to vote.
What the Judge failed to do is remove the law in its entirety. The main focus of the ruling appears to be the timeliness of enacting the law and ensuring most voters would not be disenfranchised. This appears to be yet another electoral win Thor the President, as his campaign had challenged this law as well as nearly 12 others which were recently written into law by the conservative legislature.
With early voting in many states currently under way, this presents the Romney campaign with yet another setback. The laws had been challenged by Dems stemming from the onslaught of recent laws pushed through nearly 31 states designed to drastically reform the voting laws and in some cases making the process of voting quite difficult. Dems believed this was an effort intended to reduce the turnout of democrats at the polls in November, making President Obama’s chances of victory more of an electoral challenge.
So far, this national effort, if true, has failed miserably at the hand of the GOP. What Romney had hoped to benefit from, in addition to a poor economy, has also not yet materialized calling into question his true possible paths to 270 electoral votes; what’s required to win The White House.
Thats my story and um sticking to it!
Often, political candidates have to convince the potential undecided of their candidacy as well as the dedication to follow through on the plans they put forth during the prospective campaign. By the time the undecided voter has been won over, the base and any crossover votes would have already been tallied to get across the victory line.
The eyes remain on the candidate as they anticipate the pending political agenda they were elected to implement. Even in a landslide victory, mandate in tow, there are challenges from the opposition party but yet proposalsare still put forward to appease those whom support got you elected. The candidate, now office holder, has to be able to say, “I proposed legislation supporting…” or “I put forward a plan to…, even if they knew at the time there was absolutely no possible way in the world that it would ever be discussed, let alone voted on.
That form of politics just comes with the territory within the framework of election politics. At the end of the day, your base of support will always believe that you had every intention to get it done; that support, will always speak on your behalf through the campaign and show confidence in your words, right? Well, right?
Not so. GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney has taken a hard line against trade with the Chinese. He has come further right of the political trade arguments than anyone ever has in recent history. So far, that it has even began to concern his major corporate donors and supporters who believe his policy promises would endanger the American economy.
Romney’s position has left many wondering what his policies would actually do to aide in the nation’s economic recovery and more so, what is this hard line approach the result of considering trade with China, although requires reform, does not require gutting.
Mr. Romney says his plans would Immediately pump up the American unemployment rates, spur American consumerism (not sure what that means with regard to trade considering global economics is here to stay), and cause corporations and investors to look to the markets again.
Problem is, even republicans don’t believe that. Furthermore, many of them are publicly attacking Romney’s China plans as barbaric and dangerous. Even further, many conservatives can even believe Mr. Romney will ever propose them once, if ever, in The White House. Considering what they believe Romney knows about the trade markets and how altering the supply of goods and services will affect an already damaged economy, they believe Team Romney is just taking this approach as election politics only.
Whether or not that is true, the Chinese have been observing the language Romney has been throwing around and they have had enough of it. As early as last week, the Chinese media began attacking Mr. Romney as a hypocrite who made a great many riches from his investments and outsourcing of job in China, (Romney’s Hypocrisy: Romney cashed out $1.5 million in investments before deciding to run for president).
No one, regardless of party believes China is operating on an even plain with the U.S. imports and exports which is evident when you look at the amount of imports in comparison to the number of exports. Say it another way, there are more automobiles coming into the U.S. than there are Cadillacs and Chevys leaving bound for China and the Asian sectors. The President has been making strides to close the trade gaps, the record supports that, but no one, not even Romney’s biggest supporters believe he will live up to his policy promises.
What does that say to independents looking on as they move to cementing their vote for the GOP candidate? What does imply with regard to the political ambition of Mr. Romney and Paul Ryan, the Vice Presidential candidate? Until recently, Ryan has not supported the tough language until filling the bottom of the ticket. We believe the answer lies within the question itself when you read between the lines. That’s my story and um sticking to it.
Selected for the site of Democratic National Convention solely for the fact that it was a battleground state that Mr. Obama won handedly in 2008. Normally a red state, a GOP fixture, but Obama found a way to peel away the enough conservative as well as expand the democratic voter registration to take it for himself.
Republicans think 2008 was an anomaly and that in the 2012 cycle, North Carolina will return to its red DNA. Some polls show they may be right. While Obama has performed well, better than expected, it’s likely, republicans happen bounced back to mend broken fences in the Tar Heel state. It’s a mixed bag; N.C. residents have shot down several DNC platform issues while still viewing the President favorably.
If an opinion by PoliticanNextDoor.com was warranted here, republicans in 2008 were simply caught off guard with Obama’s ascendency and methodical dispatching of the Clinton Machine. Before an offensive could be waged against someone other than Clinton Obama had a firm footing in the most populous of the states 100 counties.
African-American turnout will be critical this fall, and so will the performance of the state’s two biggest counties: Mecklenburg County, where Democrats recently held their convention in Charlotte, and Raleigh’s fast-growing and Democratic-trending Wake County. Obama won both by big margins in 2008.
Currently, Romney is leading within the margin of error for most polls in the state although Team Obama is fighting for voter turnout. Thats my story and um sticking to it.
The electoral map is littered with obstacles, trenches and dead ends on the march to victory. This election cycle hasn’t and won’t be any different. There are various paths to 270 electoral votes, the amount necessary to win the presidency.
Four years ago, President, then Senator Obama picked up the electoral map and through it out if the window of conventionalism. Never again would any candidate take the road map “as is”. The days when there were only four “purple” or battleground states, i.e. Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio and Florida, are over.
The nation’s demographics have shift in some regions and exploded in others changing the electoral map forever. Over the next 9 days, we’ll look at 9 different ways to get the necessary electoral votes to win The White House. Today, Florida, Florida, Florida!
Republicans play a significant role in all of the battlegrounds and Florida is not any different. At the state’s legislative and executive branch conservatives currently hold to the reins of power as they have for some time. That hasn’t affected the Dems voter registration advantage of nearly half million more voters.
The states pressing issues this election cycle revolve around Medicaid, Medicare and the privatization of Social Security. In the state’s Jewish community, america’s relationship with Israel has caused some consternation. The portions of the state that are crucial for either party is:
Palm Beach Counties, Miami-Dade County and Broward County came out strong for Obama in 2008.
The all inclusive middle ground of this enormous battleground represents a varied voter. Tampa in the west has a large retirement population of voters that ironically are not at the age of retirement mixed with a liberal trending populous and diverse middle class workforce. Orlando in the east and Kissimmee just south of Orlando has the largest non-Cuban Hispanic demographic. Puerto Ricans have become the largest minority along the infamous I-4 corridor.
Duval and Leon Counties delivers an even greater difference between the voting blocks. Jacksonville and Tallahassee respectively are delivering both the military and the college town which happens to be nestled in the state capital sprawling with conservatives.
PROS: Florida carries a hefty 29 electoral votes and polls close in the first hour of east coast closures, although the results don’t typically report the results until well after the 9pm hour. Although Obama carried the battleground in 2008 with 50.9% of the vote, this would be a huge gain for Team Romney. Tampa in the west, and Pinellas county are republican strongholds, hence the place of the GOP convention. In the North, the military presence and strong Religious presence of southern baptist Christians will vote more conservatively, likely to the benefit of Romney.
CONS: For Romney, the states large Hispanic population will present challenges given his stance on various immigration reforms. Additionally, the large African American presence in the south represents a dominant voting block for Obama. As goes Florida, so goes the presidency, most likely. That’s my story and um sticking to it.
Could it be?…what go’eth thou?…to even our amazement at PoliticianNextDoor.com, it appears President Obama and the Democratic Party are getting what some have considered a post convention bounce.
On Friday, Sept. 7, Gallup Daily tracking update puts Obama’s job approval rating at 52%, the highest it has been since May 2011, after the killing of Osama bin Laden. Obama has also moved to a 48% to 45% lead over Mitt Romney among registered voters in the election tracking, up from Obama’s 47% to 46% margin over the last nine days.
This is huge because the fallout from Obama’s acceptance speech had been mixed with regard delivery, however the american people have a different opinion from us talking heads and typing hands. They have determined that Mr. Obama trounced his GOP counterparts, at least for now.
Days before the GOP, I wrote that 2012 would be the “Year of the Zero Bounce”, and that was most certainly true for the republicans party presentation down in Tampa two weeks ago. Gallup does not track other measures on Romney that would be comparable to the job approval figure for Obama.
Dems were worried that the release of the August job report numbers showing the U.S. created fewer jobs than anticipated would be the ail in the coffin after such a great convention, and although Romney pounced on it yesterday on a campaign stop, Gallup, for now, indicates the voters see it another way. The real story will be more evident next week as polling comes in from the convention followup. Whether it be a bump or a bounce, it all could vaporize over the next few days putting the race back into a dead heat as we projected earlier.
However, there is always a HUGE “IF”. So, what IF the President gains traction and discovers a path to maintaining 52% approval rating, the Romney folks could see the sands of time working against them. The worst thing that could happen to an opponent is to have the American people become familiar with seeing the incumbent in the lead. When that happens, there is nothing Team Romney will be able to do, barring an abysmal performance by Obama, that will keep the light on the path for Romney.
A fight that has been brewing over the voter ID challenges in various states has continued to pit party officials against each other as well as spawned inter-party tugs of war which is underway in Florida where the Governor Rick Scott battles with state election officials of his own party.
The Obama campaign has been challenging many of the proposed state legislatures and governors who have put forth voter ID legislation to many things from reducing early voting days to reducing the number of polling locations in certain districts. In every case, republicans with state majorities and Republican governors have led the charge leading Dems to cry foul.
Recently, Team Obama filed a suit against the State of Ohio, which passed a law in 2011 when most voters were not aware, that effectively reduced the number of early voting days. Ohio, you may not remember was the scene of many voting irregularities during the 2004 election where thousands of votes believed to have likely benefited then presidential candidate John Kerry were not cast properly or ever due to voting machine malfunctions, lines too long with no voting alternatives, written ballots not believed to have been counted, just to name a few. Many still believe that if it were not for Ohio discrepancies, Sen. Kerry would have been elected instead of re-electing President Bush.
Obama and his team believe by affecting the new laws that were put in place is essentially rolling back potential voting injustices for the folks in Ohio, a major battleground for the race for The White House this year in November. A federal judge this past week agreed with the Obama. The judge, Peter Economus of the Southern District Court of Ohio ordered that the three days of early voting that were removed, be restored. Judge Economus went on to say:
“On balance, the right of Ohio voters to vote in person during the last three days prior to Election Day — a right previously conferred to all voters by the State — outweighs the State’s interest in setting the 6 p.m. Friday deadline,” ruled the court. “The burden on Ohio voters’ right to participate in the national and statewide election is great, as evidenced by the statistical analysis offered by Plaintiffs and not disputed by Defendants. Moreover, the State fails to articulate a precise, compelling interest in establishing the 6 p.m. Friday deadline as applied to non-UOCAVA [Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act] voters and has failed to evidence any commitment to the ‘exception’ it rhetorically extended to UOCAVA voters.”
The court ruled that the plaintiffs would suffer “irreparable injury” if early voting was not restored in the three days before election day. The judge also noted the plaintiffs’ statistical evidence that low-income and minority voters would be disproportionately affected, which the defense did not counter. The defense did not counter because there is no defense for removing someone’s opportunity to vote for the President of the United States.
The sad concern regarding any of this is that both parties have used this issue as a political football, making political points of everyone’s voting rights. Republicans in Ohio removed the early voting days for all citizens except for those serving in the military. When Obama pushed back on that, Republicans then said, “…the President is trying to keep the military from voting…”, when in fact he was only trying to ensure everyone had the same early voting privileges and not just those who would likely vote against him.
The Obama campaign lawsuit seeks to expand the voting period for all voters, not to deprive military voters of that opportunity. The judge sided with the Obama camp, calling the early voting restrictions “arbitrary.”
Although The Romney campaign was in favor of the ban on early voting except the military personnel, they have mum on the recent verdict inOhio which just made Mr. Romney’s path to 270 electoral votes more difficult. No one of the Romney campaign has gone on record as of yet for fear of appearing upset over the setback. They have however began developing another path to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
With the selection of Paul Ryan for the VP slot presidential ticket, Obama’s lead has dwindled bringing the state in play. Ohio has selected every republican president, so if Mr. Romney wants a new home in Washington D.C., he had best take Ohio out of the Obama column the right way, by winning the majority of votes casted, not by suppressing them.
That’s my story and um sticking to it!
In 2011, the newly elected republican Governor, Rick Scott signed “election reform” into law. Politics has a language of it own; reform doesn’t mean fix, it just means change to something I like instead that benefits me and my party. For the most part, much of the specifics of the law was unknown. But now that the election light of day has begun to shine on it, the details are muddy.
Apparently, also written into the law was the reduction of the early voting days permitted. Why would that be needed? Who would want to reduce the number of days a resident would have to vote? Only someone who believed that they would lose if they gave people a chance to vote. Think about it, if you thought you were going to win, would you change the entire state law to shorten the number of days, making your chance if winning harder? Of course not.
But with the fear of losing the state to a democrat, again, they started early this time around. With the election of a republican governor, he was instrumental in guiding the legislature down this path for the 2012 election.
Problem is, a Florida election official, Harry Sawyer, also a republican, is refusing to follow this new law and will not reduce early voting days in his County. The law requires Officials to reduce voting days from 12 to 8, however Mr.Sawyer refuses saying he “believed the old way worked just fine”. The other problem is, laws similar to this in Florida have only been written and signed into law within the last three years in battle ground states while Obama has been in The White House leaving many to see the obvious.
No state that Obama lost in 2008 has sought these “reforms”, only the states Obama won. I am certain, this is all merely a coincidence, right? Ohio, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Florida, all? Hhhmmm! These states, since the mid 1990′s have represented battles for both parties, but now, they thought it important enough to change laws now. Somehow, the Florida legislature thought the old system, the very one that Mr. Sawyer is referring too, worked well when it kept the world waiting as George W. Bush was elected in 2000.
Whether you want this to be about race or not, and I don’t believe it should be, however in 2008′s presidential election, more than half of black voters in Florida cast their ballots during the early voting period, twice the rate of white voters. If what Dems are saying is true, this could easily be perceived as the reason why the number of days were reduced by law…for no apparent reason.
As of this post, the State Court has ruled that the rules will not take affect in 5 of Florida’s counties due to the 1965 Voting Rights Act that gives certain states and counties rights to veto voting changes and voting rules due to racial repression in those states or counties. So basically, if those officials decide against this law that Governor Scott signed, they don’t have to comply.
Now that Tropical Storm Isaac is making landfall at post time, Florida has an opportunity to not go the way of the 2000 election. RIP Tim Russert. That’s my story and um sticking to it.
Mitt Romney is on his trek toward Tampa and it will be anything but picturesque. You would think the tropical storm Isaac was the only concern on the minds of the Romney team, not so. Strategists have had to get Mr. Romney alter his tone on the stump, but is it working? The Boston Headquarters are worried about this race. Time is quickly dwindling away, a Romney surge has to begin almost immediately on Wednesday after the convention, but will it? The Romney worries are building among the rank and file.
Mitt Romney has been running for president for nearly 6 years and yet, his sudden saucy verbiage on the trail is the latest strategy designed by his campaign consultants too “convince” those Americans who yet to be swayed to see Romney as the next POTUS.
You would have to think, that by now, if the American people are not in your favor, it would be clear right now to change course, because they simply may not believe in you. If it take six years for someone to warm up to you for the post public job on the face of the planet, maybe it’s not us who has the problem. The same for Obama, if his folks in Chicago thinks we need to be re-introduced to the same guy who has been the topic of every political conversation for the past 5 years, something is wrong, no doubt, but the problem is not mine.
As of late, Romney has ratcheted up his attacks on the president, more odd honestly, coming from Romney, it just seems rehearsed and contrived; like a comedian who can’t wait to get to the punch line. Only problem, there’s no one laughing.
According to the Romney folks in Boston, much of the new language is expected to be incorporated into his speech in Tampa. This entire week, Romney has been reworking and retooling some of the punch lines to ensure they go over well as well as all the points are hit.
The campaign is overwhelmingly worried whether they will be able to get their message out over the hysteria of the approaching hurricane and the possible aftermath. Even if Isaac misses Florida altogether, it will crush the Gulf Coast, there again, drowning out all the convention party noise making it instead appear insignificant or insensitive to the residents the GOP so desperately will need in November.
I think they are doing more to convince themselves of their potential beyond the obvious, “We will absolutely be able to get our message out,” said Russ Schriefer, a senior campaign adviser. “We still have an opportunity to tell the story of the last four years of how President Obama has failed the country.”
What is concerning Team Romney most isn’t the convention or the storm. They are most concerned about the absence of a game-changer! They know Obama will not likely add one as the incumbent. If there were ever a need for something negative to occur to aide the Romney camp in propelling to the Oval, it would need to happen now. Romney’s advisors are worried they will continue to cruise to failure; never breaking away ahead of the President.
The obvious? The middle class has not given up the President (that’s worry number one). That Americans have not fully embraced the idea of changing leaders mid-course (worry number two). Americans who have abandoned Obama, have not moved to the Romney camp (major worry number three). The fact that Romney’s advisors have him discussing his religion, which again, is the inadvertent sign, they are worried Americans don’t know they’re candidate.
Steven J. Law, the president of the conservative group American Crossroads, said some swing voters are “somewhat seduced” by Obama. Mr. Law and his group are spending millions to play spoiler. Why would they do this? Well, it’s clear, the real polls, not the ones they keep quoting in public, are telling them that their candidate, Romney can’t win.
Ohio is the line in the sand, but Obama has crossed it toward his path for reelection. Romney has been having serious problems convincing the folks there of just about anything, and that too worries the Romney folks. They are truly nervous about Ohio…without it, Romney goes back to jet-skiing in New England more permanently.
Republicans never saw it coming, they assumed the Dems would go back to tie them to Bush and the economic mess that Obama inherited, it never happened. Instead, Obama went the other direction, blasting the radical changes the GOP candidates have used to box themselves in to a nomination, one of which now is so far out of the mainstream, they automatically lose.
“He has signed up for positions, extreme positions, that are very consistent with positions that a number of House Republicans have taken,” the President said yesterday at a campaign stop. The GOP primaries, forced Romney into positions he would never have taken, but the Herman Cains, Bachman’s and Santorums of the bunch pushed Romney further right than he has ever been, his campaign now worries that getting back to the center will be as easy as first thought.
In 2008, a winning strategy for Obama was to create multiple paths to victory, kind of like a tic-tac-toe strategy, “if I can’t get you this way…I will get you that way”. Republicans knew this was likely, but could not combat it. Instead they hoped the people would just tire of Obama, they hoped the negatives would out weigh the positives against him, but that angst has not materialized.
Romney’s victory hinges solely on older white voters, period. So the campaign now has him saying things to rile those folks up, even if they are misleading. Not much is occurring to anger these folks to the degree the campaign requires, so you will hear more “birther” jokes and innuendos. These are totally out on the edges of Romney’s character, but they are so afraid of Obama staying in his stride.
In the next couple of weeks, expect both campaigns to drop millions of dollars in the battleground states, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Virginia and Ohio. It won’t matter much, not many undecideds left to sway a stable campaign, another worry, because the Romney folks see nothing but stability in Team Obama.
This is my story and um sticking to it.
So Paul Ryan, Romney’s VP choice believes the economic stimulus package Obama pushed through in 2008 was a great idea, at least he did. More specifically, Ryan believed the stimulus funds for spending on defense was needed, even if we had to borrow fromChina to do it. The hypocrisy is astounding.
At a time when the United States had no cash on hand, under the previous president, George W. Bush, in 2002, Ryan pleaded with democrats to pass a bill to support those who had list their jobs due to the 02 recession as well as fighting for the healthcare insurance for those who had already lost their jobs. Doesn’t sound like the Ryan of 2012 now does it? The video to prove it is available on every outlet from CSPAN to YouTube, it’s ridiculous.
What’s worse is, now Mitt Romney has come out against the things his VP pick stood up for. As passionate as Ryan fought for this stimulus in 2002 and 2008, when he fought for aide to help the GM plant in Janesville WI. So which Romney do we get, and which Ryan do we get. Both have fought for the opposite of where they stand today, for the same reason Dems are pushing for it today…to help the less fortunate during and after a recession.
Andrea Saul, Romney’s campaign spokesperson said, “President Obama’s devastating defense cuts are set to have a massive impact on Fayetteville and the rest of North Carolina…because of the President’s lack of leadership, North Carolina could be hit hard with thousands of job losses and millions of dollars in lost economic activity. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will restore our military’s strength and ensure our armed forces have the resources they need”.
Why is Ms. Saul pretending Obama has not done that when he directed those stimulus dollars to the Defense Department? Furthermore, why is Ms. Saul pretending Mr. Ryan didn’t vote for those dollars…Obama was able to do it because Paul Ryan voted for it. So then, Mr. Ryan has no problem in supporting borrowing money to pay for things he likes, but if he and his party leadership doesn’t like it, they then blame Obama’s “failed leadership”. How disingenuous.
Ms. Saul left out the fact that it was Ryan’s leading role in crafting those cuts as chairman of the House Budget Committee. Ms. Ryan also left out the fact that he also voted for the Budget Control Act that allowed the nation to raise its debt limit. Ms. Saul also leaves out the fact that for Ryan and the other republicans to sign it, President Obama had to agree to make defense cuts to the tune of $500 billion from defense over 10 years.
Now however, they are hoping Americans have forgotten…it was just a year ago, are you kidding me? This was their idea, the GOP House of Representatives, 174 republican voted for this. On second thought, it’s beyond disingenuous, it’s just flat out lying to people. Who are these people? Nonetheless, Ryan is sticking to the lie. He just said, “We opposed it then; we oppose it now”. (jaw dropped), there is proof crazy man!
I don’t mind you lying guys, just don’t think you can do it to my face in a plaid shirt and jeans like you’re a regular guy AND still get my vote. Change course, stop lying at least. What I liked about Bush 43, and I am not alone in this, he said what he meant, he did what he said, good or bad. It was what he believed.
This is my story and um sticking to it.